5 reasons to invest in an American style fridge freezer

Looking for a new refrigerator? Here’s five ways a John Lewis & Partners American-style fridge freezer could be the answer to your food storage woes this lockdown and summer

American style fridge freezer
(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

The weather has been a scorcher so far this summer which has meant that many of us have been spending a lot more time outside in the garden, with tasty snacks and refreshing drinks within easy reach. And since the children have been on their summer holidays, parties in the garden around a barbecue feast have been at the top of the agenda for many busy family households. 

We’ve partnered with John Lewis & Partners to bring you five ways an American style freezer – more specifically the John Lewis & Partners JLAFFSS9018 American-Style Fridge Freezer – can help to keep your home full of fresh and frozen food for the rest of the year, and beyond. It will provide you with more space to see out the remainder of the holidays, and they’re now more readily in stock so now is actually a pretty good time to invest. 

John Lewis & Partners JLAFFSS9018 American-Style Fridge Freezer | £1,199 at John Lewis & Partners
This American-style fridge freezer from John Lewis & Partners is proving a popular choice amongst customers already for 2020 with several highly regarded reviews. It’s competitively priced, eligible for free delivery and comes with a three year guarantee included. While stocks last. View Deal

1. Huge storage capacity for weekly shops

An american style fridge freezer offers more space than you could possibly imagine to store fresh (and frozen) fruits, veggies and dairy.They’re ideal for stocking up for a barbecue or special event, such as summer birthday parties or small wedding receptions. And they’re a good option for busy family households who consume the entire contents of their large cooling appliance on a weekly basis.

Look at the John Lewis & Partners JLAFFSS9018, for example. It can hold up to 33 shopping bags worth of food in its generous 540 litre capacity. This is plenty enough for those weekly shops which can all be neatly stowed away across the four fridge shelves and three fridge drawers, as well as two freezer drawers and five freezer shelves. 

2.  Clever design for ease of use 

Easy access to the fridge freezer, for all members of the family, is essential. It’s also going to be a big addition to the kitchen so it’s (pretty much) down to the design to ensure that it works with family life. And, of course, the needs and wants of each household will differ, too, so it’s good to look out for American style fridge freezers which boast a design in tune with you. 

The John Lewis & Partners JLAFFSS9018 American-Style fridge freezer has the freezer on the left and the fridge, and water dispenser, on the right

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

3. Multi air flow technology for minimising food wastage 

The place in the fridge that your fruit or vegetables reside until consumed can make a big difference to their shelf life. The items which tend to be pushed further towards the back could end up being victims to freezing temperatures. There’s also a risk that if the temperature of a fridge freezer is set too low then this, too, could freeze your fresh foods. 

To store fresh food, it’s best to keep them at an optimal temperature of between 3 – 4 degrees centigrade. We love the fact that the John Lewis American style fridge freezer has Multi Air Flow technology because it evenly distributes cool air throughout the fridge and freezer. This means that no matter where the food is stored in the fridge, or how full it is, the temperature will be distributed across all items at the same, constant level of coolness. 

The John Lewis & Partners JLAFFSS9018 American-Style fridge freezer has Multi Air Flow tech to evenly distribute cool air throughout the fridge and freezer compartments

(Image credit: John Lewis & Partners)

4. Chilled water on tap, in the fridge

If you enjoy drinking ice cold water then nothing beats the aqua straight from the fridge door for this model. It’s easily accessible, looks smart and has a couple of options for how you would like your ice, too. Yep. Ice. So you can either drink a glass-full of refreshing water, or add ice to cool a tipple which offers something a little stronger after work or play during these rather unprecedented times. 

5. Energy efficient for your bills, and looking after the planet 

The fridge door is one of the most opened doors in the home. Fact. Imagine the impact this has had on your monthly energy bills whilst you've been working from home. It takes a fair amount of energy from the fridge to get the storage cavity back up to optimum temperature and to maintain that temperature, too.

More and more fridge freezers – such as this one from John Lewis & Partners – are achieving high A+ energy ratings. This will, on average, give you an estimated annual cost of £66.22 which will put a freeze on your energy costs and help to relieve the strain of producing energy on the environment, too.

John Lewis & Partners JLAFFSS9018 American-Style Fridge Freezer | £1,199 at John Lewis & Partners
This American-style fridge freezer from John Lewis & Partners is proving a popular choice amongst customers already for 2020 with several highly regarded reviews. It’s competitively priced, eligible for free delivery and comes with a three year guarantee included. While stocks last. View Deal